Funding for community legal centres protects human rights

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes federal government funding for community legal centres.“Community legal centres are vital in protecting the basic human rights of disadvantaged people in Australia.“I am very pleased that Attorney-...
Monday 24 April 2017

Businesses missing out by ignoring diverse customers

One in three customers from diverse backgrounds ceased a sale in the past 12 months because they were not treated fairly or respectfully, according to a new report released today by the Australian Human Rights Commisssion and Deloitte.The report -...
Monday 27 February 2017

Commission welcomes new Social Justice Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome June Oscar AO as the incoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.Ms Oscar, a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, has devoted her...
Thursday 9 February 2017

We need a national picture of domestic violence homicides

Australia should establish mechanisms to improve the collection of nation wide data on patterns and trends in domestic and family violence deaths, according to a report released today by the Australian Human Rights Commission."We know that domestic...
Monday 23 January 2017

AHRC welcomes discussion paper on elder abuse

The Commission is calling on all interested parties – including organisations and professionals in health, law, social work, banking, financial services, aged care and other disciplines – to review the Australian Law Reform Commission’s latest...
Monday 12 December 2016

Aboriginal health advocate wins 2016 Human Rights Medal

Pat Anderson AO was today awarded the 2016 Human Rights Medal in recognition of her tireless work advancing the rights and welfare of Aboriginal people.Pat Anderson is an advocate for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,...
Friday 9 December 2016

Human Rights Awards will be presented tomorrow

Australia’s human rights heroes will be recognised and celebrated tomorrow at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s prestigious 2016 Human Rights Awards.Hosted by Commission President Gillian Triggs and MCed by Australia’s much-loved comic and...
Thursday 8 December 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Report launched today

Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs and Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Robynne Quiggin today launch the Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016.The document is a state-of-the-...
Wednesday 7 December 2016

Why is this happening in 21st century Australia? – Children’s Rights Report 2016

Australia should ratify and implement the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) as soon as possible to ensure better oversight of youth justice detention, according to National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell.The key...
Thursday 1 December 2016

Social Justice Report 2016: an agenda for reform

The Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016, tabled today in Federal Parliament, includes an agenda for reform based on solutions proposed by Indigenous Australians.Australian Human Rights Commission President, Gillian Triggs, said governments...
Thursday 1 December 2016

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